Adel Heine

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The Vibe Zone – radio on the net

Shows like World Beat, playing only world music, Mosh Pit Maniacs completely dedicated to metal music and The Vibe Zone featuring funky jazz, acid jazz, old school R&B, soul and funk, Capital Club Radio attracts listeners that are interested in more than the Top 40.

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New arrivals

As summer comes to an end, it is time to pack away the entertaining beach-reads and browse through the new arrivals in Cairo’s bookstores. Brand new novels by Arab authors and new translations of treasured tales are vying for shelf space and the attention of the avid reader. Here is our pick for the coming month

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Kahk and groping: happy holidays

In a bitter, ironic contrast to the purity of thought and deed that are an integral part of Ramadan, scores of young Egyptian men took to the streets to chase, grope and violate women wherever they could find them.

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Cultural curfew

The concept of time in Egypt is stretchable in ways that defy logic to most recent arrivals, but after a few unfortunate mishaps we usually catch up and adjust accordingly.

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Cross Egypt Challenge 2012 is gearing up

Yes, we are facing big challenges but for the most part Egypt is a safe place to be. I wanted to show the world that it is possible to travel across the country on a scooter and arrive safely.

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The tradition of kahk

These days more and more people will buy their kahk from professional bakers, yet in many homes the women have been getting together to mix, knead, stuff and bake tray after tray of the delectable cookies.

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Bowling and More in Maadi

In 2009 El Sawy decided against closing the bowling alleys and decided to “rebrand, renovate and re-launch” and Bounce! Bowling and More surprised everyone by becoming highly popular.

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Jagger and a galabeya

Suddenly all those people were my friends, Keith Richards’ face told stories of a life I could not yet imagine and Mick Jagger danced and sang only to me.

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Jazzercise your way to a healthy body

Jazzercise is open to anyone and there is no judgement. You are welcome to wear sweatpants or spandex, our studios have no mirrors so nobody gets self conscious and it does not matter what level of fitness you have – all classes are accessible for all levels.

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Egyptian short film finalist in Youtube competition

Egyptian filmmaker Ramy El-Gabry, who was featured last month in The Daily News Egypt, has been picked as one of the 10 finalists in the short film festival ,Your Film, organised by Youtube and Scott Free, the production company of Ridley and Tony Scott. El-Gabry will attend the International Venice Film Festival where his film, …

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Brazilian TV show visits Egypt

Our shows are 30 minutes long and we use three to five minutes to introduce the cultural landmarks that Brazilians are familiar with, but we use that as a hook to show them what life is really like.

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Egyptian movie to premiere during Venice Film Festival

The movie tells the story of three people and how their relationships develop against the background of the revolution. Amr plays a computer programmer who does not take part in the protests, Farah portrays his girlfriend, a journalist, and Salah is a State Security officer.

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Ramadan 101

Ramadan is upon us and many foreign first-timers are baffled by the changes they are seeing around them

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Baring all

The bride seems ecstatic and receives her fair share of shakes and shimmies, as I stare with foreign eyes and struggle to find a bridge between these seeming contradictions.

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Annual Mime Festival in El Sawy

The festival spans over two evenings and features 10 minute performances by professionals, amateurs, individuals and groups. The artists are free to choose their style of performance, they are artistically free.

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The culture of charity: Ramadan bags

The tradition of giving a bag of food is an act of charity that can seem precarious to those new to the phenomenon, performing charity gracefully is not an easy feat when the recipient is in front of you.

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A different approach to healthcare

As long as therapies are proven to be beneficial based on scientific evidence, I believe there is much that can be gained from offering both conventional or alternative treatments to patients.

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New movie listings

Critics have been divided between positively reviewing the talents of the troupe of actors and snidely pointing out that it is a two hour sales pitch disguised as a romantic comedy.

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This is Egypt: Mohamed Gabr

Photography in Egypt is often seen as a means to a commercial end, disregarding the fact the people behind the camera are often artists. This is Egypt, as seen by talented photographers.

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Geography ranks high

I do not understand how those who learned about persecution first hand have no qualms ensuring it will be part of a new Egypt, how geography ranks higher than freedom.

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Healthy food for online shoppers

The logical step was to let the NGS evolve into an online business where people can browse through the products and learn about their benefits, place their orders and receive them at their homes at their convenience.

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Ashtanga yoga in Cairo

For me, teaching the Mysore method is about empowerment of the person who practices. You become aware of your own body, you get over your self-consciousness and the practice is a form of mental hygiene.

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Standing out

I had forgotten one of the things that has always made me love living here. That very thing that I have often received and always evoked surprised gratitude and humility.

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